Ian has been a stalwart of Music on the Marr since the beginning. He is a fine singer and songwriter and has featured in a number of local bands. He is a retired headteacher and much of his time at the festival is spent teaching people to make music - he pops up everywhere.....
Ian founded Castle Carrock’s ukulele band The D’Ukes and he can teach you too.
He's also one part of the duo, with Tom Speight, who will be performing The Reservoir Story.
Here's Ian in action from a previous Music on the Marr: